ANOTHER PASSOVER IS HERE

Alan King‘s “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat” is said to be the summary of every Jewish holiday or feast. No other feast exemplifies this saying as the Feast of Passover, which begins this evening. This is a feast, which as Jews we are to celebrate annually, throughout “all our generations“, and […]

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MY HIATUS AND THE IGBO QUESTION

I was last here March 3, and between then and now, a lot of water has passed under the proverbial bridge. Interestingly, I did actually have a lot I would’ve written about, just that it didn’t come to me to do it. It wasn’t just the lack of inspiration that did me in, but a […]

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AS BUHARI AND ATIKU SIGN ANOTHER PEACE ACCORD

Presidential candidates of seventy two political parties, again signed a PEACE ACCORD, organized by the National Peace Committee, comprising of eminent Nigerians, including its chairman, former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar, and others like Bishop Matthew Kukah of the Archdiocese of Sokoto, as well as The Kukah Centre, two days ago. A lot of […]

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NIGERIA’S ELECTION SEASON

This election season must be the most interesting I’ve witnessed since I started following such elections in Nigeria, in terms of the bizarre, comedic and outrightly outrageous. The season, and everything about it for me has been, and continues to be, the gift that keeps giving. Just last night, Nigerians were treated to what is […]

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AKUDAYA

He couldn’t understand why the woman suddenly fainted on seeing him. It was like she’d seen a ghost, and the most interesting part of it was that she actually did shout his name, followed by “Ch-i-i-zos!”, before slumping in the banking hall. Though her face seemed familiar he couldn’t at that moment recall where he’d […]

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GANGLAND BARIGA

I’ve always wondered why Bariga never ranked in notoriety with Ajegunle in the past when people often referred to the latter in the superlatives when it comes to the notorious. Interestingly, when it comes to both locations, my insight is first-hand. But because so much has been said about Ajegunle, I’d simply talk about the […]

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INDEPENDENCE DAY ODYSSEY

Having witnessed once how difficult it is to get about freely in Nigeria‘s North when politics and electioneering are in top gear, I’d decided not to be found anywhere around the North at such times. However, I had commitments (which had lingered for so long and had I not done the journey at the time […]

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